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We are the Geeks. We are Whovians, Browncoats, Techies, Trekkies (Classic and NextGen), Jedi Knights, LARPers, board gamers, video gamers, B5ers, comic book fans (both DC and Marvel), and more. We come in every shape and size, and with countless geekish passions.

But we also share much in common. We think differently. We share imagination. We share visions of brighter futures and worlds of adventure. We share a passion for figuring out new strategies and trying out new solutions. We share a love of space cowboys, starship captains, humble hobbits, time travelers, masked vigilantes, and vampire slayers. We want to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Most of the time, when we try to share those loves with co-workers and classmates, we only get befuddled looks and rolled eyes in return. But not here. Not now. Here is where you belong - as part of a community of geeks and gamers, sharing our passions with new friends who get it.

The mission of this group is to build a community where like-minded, fun-loving scifi/fantasy geeks come together and make friends in comfortable environments. We want to open things up for meaningful discussions, fellowship, game challenges, movie/tv series viewing, and more fun events. We also have a Facebook group to complement our face-to-face get-togethers. Please visit us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AustinGeeksAndGamers/

So, no matter what kind of geek you are, you belong here. Speak friend and enter. Welcome!

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D&D 5th Edition -- The World of Zhaindaiv

Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe

**** UPDATE 29 April 2019: We're now back up to a full table, so the RSVPs are now closed. Soon that change in the future, it will be re-opened. If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to message me. Thank you. **** • What we'll do Welcome to Zhaindaiv, a world where there are no gods interfering with mortals, alignment is optional, and politically-motivated individuals are as dangerous as the Tainted creatures that regularly raid during Dark Moon. The Great War between “good and evil” happened 200 years ago, and the traditionally “evil” races lost. Today, nations of elves, dwarves, humans, and others skirmish and scheme with and against each other now that the son of the long-dead Emperor nears time to assume the throne. Reservations filled with orcs, goblins, and trolls continuously press against their borders, and seek the same representation as the free races. Monstrous creatures of chaos assault all the civilization on a monthly basis, which gives opportunities for adventurers to gain experience. And the mysterious Dragon Congress in the Free City of Conlodar sees a “bigger picture” of threats to the world both mundane and magical. Currently, the mysterious artifact known as "The Blackest Heart" has been defeated. The world races towards a period of chaos as Demons seek to breach their Infernal prison, a plague ravages the Giants Nation (already involved in a civil war), the Bugbears have begun another war of extermination, the Tarneesh refugees await the coming of the mysterious Dark Lady to return their civilization to glory, and the ancient vile race called the Carnifex seek to establish a beachhead here in their goal of universal destruction. In order to keep the plague from potentially affecting the other races, the Dragon Congress had decided they'll sterilize the entire Giants Nation. But a glimmer of hope has arisen which could stop the plague, but can the characters locate it in time before the dragons raze the Giants Nation? Zhaindaiv is a D&D 5th Edition “home brew” campaign which uses the “cinematic style” of old-school role-playing in a non-traditional environment. Most character classes from the core books are available. Psionics are strangely absent from the world. Even with no gods, Clerics are still powerful because their miracles are fueled by their personal faith. Many ruins of fallen empires provide adventuring opportunities, as well as working for any of the nations of the world. As the time draws near for the Emperor’s Regent to hand control over to the Emperor’s son, many would like to have their influence increased or their status changed, and players could decide to be on any side of those conflicts. Some notable differences from other campaign worlds is that the “common” tongue is Elvish, silver is the standard coin of the realm, and there’s a cosmopolitan awareness of other worlds due to regular visits from Spelljamming vessels (as well as a expedite population from the devastated world of Mystara). Playable races could be the ones native to the world, or an expatriate from another planet. Each of the major races control their own distinct territory, and have cultural differences that distinguish them each other. Most races that are native to Zhaindaiv are open for use, but players are encouraged to be an expatriate in order to fully enjoy the experience of the flavor of the world. Adventures can alternate from thinking and role-play heavy to combat-intensive, depending on the choices the players make. • What to bring Paper, dice, pencils, the usual. • Important to know As this is a “home brew” campaign, it is not part of Adventurers League, and has a “rules light” style to support the “cinematic style” of high drama. No use of battle grid. While there technically is "no alignment," characters need to be on the side of Law and/or Good. Current party level is 10th. No party-killers.

Bell's Paint and Take SUNDAY $3 per person + cost of Miniature!

Attention Miniature Painters! $3 table fee plus the cost of the miniature plus tax! So If you pick a $2.99 miniature it is 2.99+tax +$3 table fee. Just $6.25! If you bring a miniature in from home it is $3 table fee per person. If you pick a 6.99 package of 3 miniatures. your cost is $6.99 + tax +$3 table fee per person. Bring $6 plus Tax per person and a desire to paint miniatures. Meet new people and make friends. Over 500 Bones Miniatures to choose from! Pick a Miniature that costs $2.99 or less and we supply the paint, paint brushes and other supplies! When the meetup is over you take your miniature home with you! You can Bring a mini from home and paint it for $3 table fee.

Open Board Gaming at Mothership

Mothership Books and Games

Join us for another weekly board gaming meetup at Mothership Games! ***Sunday night gaming is free and does not require any store credit payment. This option is available for those who are unable or unwilling to pay a weekly fee.*** New and veteran gamers welcome! Try something off our massive demo shelf or bring something to share with the group! Games played range from light and social to complex and intricate. Look for the board gamers in the back of the store or at the last row of the front tables. If it's your first time and you're very social, feel free to walk up to folks and introduce yourself. If you don't know who exactly to talk to or how to get matched up in the meetup, ask someone at the front desk and we'll help you out!

Bell's Board Game Night!

Bell's Gaming Center

Details Note our new location! We're now at Bell's Gaming Center in Round Rock (I-35 just south of McNeil Road). The store has a $3 cover charge. I think that's more than fair for several hours of space for playing games with good tables and good lighting. Play some board games and meet some cool people. We play a variety of games, from light to heavy. It depends on what everyone brings. We often have people attend without RSVP'ing. So, if you've been on the fence about attending because the list of people seems short, come on out! We average 8-12 players but have space for about 26 board gamers. If you play in our Tuesday night Board game night you can get 20% off MSRP of our Board Games on Tuesdays.

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